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The inspiration for this post comes from Pyramid Consulting Group’s newest move. We just moved our office down the street but this change makes all the difference.
Check out our space!
Some people fear change, but this type of change brings about fresh new ideas, projects, and even a little motivation. The trick here is that just because you feel you are in a slump at your desk, doesn’t mean it’s time to encourage the boss to move locations.
You can make simple changes in your personal workspace to encourage your mind to stay fresh and eager.
Now you’re asking yourself what you can do differently to spice up your space…
- Have you thought about spring cleaning? It’s about that time. Take an hour to go through your junk drawers and files and purge all that you don’t need. Have a feng shui moment and just trash it!
- Rearrange the contents of your desk. You’ll find that this creates a small obstacle for your mind. It’s like switching up a routine – it challenges your mind and keeps you focused and alert.
- Bring some life into your space. Add some small plants.
- Need something inspiring to look at? Print some of your favorite quotes, scenes, and/or pictures and frame them. Find a place for them on your desk and look to them for a smile and motivation.
How do you spice up your office space?
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In an article posted by Forbes.com, Lisa Quast writes about how to earn respect at work. One of her bullet points made us talk less and listen more.
“Use active listening skills – really listen and hear what people are saying.”
We understand that you may work with people who like to hear themselves speak. On the opposite side of the talking vs. listening spectrum, there are people who tend to zone out when you’re speaking to them.
In a work environment it is important to listen because you:
- May have a boss that doesn’t like to repeat themselves
- Have a strong desire to do it right the first time
- Want to be the person that co-workers trust and confide in
How can you make sure you are really listening?
- As soon as the person starts speaking, turn off your mind and focus
- Ask questions that pertain to what they’re saying. Often times you might have something else on your mind that you’ve been meaning to ask them, hold those questions for later
Do you find that you have trouble focusing while people are talking to you? Do you want to give them your undivided attention? Comment on our Facebook page – we’d be happy to help you!
|Print article||This entry was posted by pyramid-admin on February 27, 2012 at 9:04 pm, and is filed under Chronicles For Candidates, Office Observations, On The Job. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.|
With Valentine’s Day around the corner we start to think about all the love in our lives. Speaking of love, how much do you love your job?
If you don’t love your job, there are ways to see past these obstacles:
- There is little fulfillment in your workplace
- Few promotional opportunities
- Office bullying
- Lack of say
- No work/life balance
One of the first points we would like to stress is to make the most of what you do. If you go to work every day and you feel negative, sluggish, without a daily plan, then there is a good chance your day will start spiraling downward.
But, if you walk into a new day with a positive outlook and a to-do list, things can change. Check off the items on our list and start to feel like you’re accomplishing goals!
You may also want to ask yourself if it’s the job or if it’s you.
If it’s you : Change your attitude and find the good in your job. Find the challenging spots and face them head on. Accomplish and you will see a difference in your attitude.
If it’s the job : Stop making excuses and start searching. You’ll be surprised at how much better just applying for a job makes you feel.
So if you don’t love your job but you are not in the position to make a move, here are some ways you can start to really like and bond with your current job.
- Get motivated
- Stay positive
- Consider the bigger picture
- Remember that you are more than what you do
- Don’t forget to take a break
- Once you leave the office, turn off! Don’t bring a bad day home with you
- Take action at work and find a niche that you love
- Take on more responsibility
- See if you can change departments
- Switch gears in some way where you can find LOVE in what you are doing
- Improve your workspace: plants, flowers, pictures, etc.
- Build relationships with your co-workers
While you’re in the process of falling in love with your job do not socially broadcast this process.
- Announce on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn that you hate your job, boss, or co-workers. Remember that current and potential employers see your posts.
How do you find the love in your job?
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